12-Day Tour From Marrakech
Explore Morocco with our 12-day tour from Marrakech. It is the perfect way to get to see everything from the bustling city of Marrakech to the stunning Sahara Desert, Fez, the blue city, and the coastal city. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax and enjoy Moroccan food, Shopping Moroccan souvenirs, as well as the main drink that everybody loves which is tea.
This tour is a great way to see everything that Morocco has to offer. We’ll start in Marrakech, where you’ll get a guided tour to see the city’s famous Jamaa Elfna square, Majorelle Garden, Bahia Palace, and the old medina… Aftet that you will have a day-trip around Marrakech, Then head to the Sahara passing by Atlas mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Todgha gorges landmarks like the Hassan II Mosque. Next, continue to Fez where you can explore the city and enjoy its vibrant atmosphere. After Fez, we’ll head to Chefchaouen in the north, then continue to the coastal cities, Rabat and Casablanca.
Arrive at Marrakesh airport. Meeting with the driver, then transfer to your hotel/Riad to relax before we take a short sightseeing tour of Marrakesh to get to know the city.
After breakfast at the hotel, the whole day will be devoted to visiting the historical city of Marrakesh, the“Pearl of the South.” Since the city was one of the capitals of the Kingdom during the reign of the three dynasties of the Moroccan sultans, It got a large number of museums and architectural monuments. Each Monument in the city is a piece of art. The whole morning will be devoted to getting to know them (the Koutoubia Mosque, the Manara Pavilion surrounded by olive plantations, the tombs of the Saadian sultans, a fine example of palace architecture the Bahia Palace, El Badii palace, and the Majorelle Gardens. After lunch, you will visit the most colorful market in Morocco and the famous Jemaa El Fna square. This is a real theater in the open air where you will see snake charmers, healers, sorcerers, merchants of fruits, and exotic spices.
We have different options for our day trip from Marrakesh and you are able to select the one you like.
The first option is a day trip to Ozoud waterfall: You will meet your driver in the morning, and head toward Ozoud waterfall which is located in the province of Azilal. The place is one of the highest waterfalls in North Africa, we can enjoy the landscape and the fresh nature in the place. Once we arrive, you will meet a local tour guide to have a tour around the waterfall. Also, get yourself ready to take pictures. You will also have a lunch break in a restaurant with a view of the waterfall. In the afternoon you will continue your tour. Then, you will meet your driver to return back to Marrakesh.
The second option is a day trip to Imlil: Our driver will pick you up in the morning and start our adventure in the high Atlas mountains. Once we arrive, we will have a trekking tour in the mountains of Imlil with a local tour guide who knows every part of the place to better explore the village and get most of our tour, we will visit Toubkal nation park’s museum, then have a lunch break at one of the restaurants in the region. Afterward, do the Imlil waterfall trek which is one of the easiest treks in the region nearby the waterfall.
The third option is a day trip to Essaouira: In the morning, we will do a day trip to Essaouira. which is around 3 hrs driving from Marrakesh. Once we arrive, we will do the sightseeing tour of the “snow-white medina” of the city, which is surrounded by a fortress wall and located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Essaouira attracts artists from all over the world who stay here to breathe the fabulous air of old Mogador, which was the largest trading port and pirate center of its time. The city has retained its charm to this day thanks to the walls, the fishing port, and the medina.
The trip will start from Marrakech and we will take you through Atlas Mountain ‘TIZI-N-TICHKA’ in order to get to Kasbah AIT BEN HADDOU, one of the most beautiful villages in Morocco and nominated a UNESCO world heritage. Afterward, the trip will continue towards the large African filming studio in “Ouarzazate“where some famous movies have been filmed The Mummy, Gladiator, and Kingdom of heaven, and others. Lunch will be taken in Ouarzazate and then continue the road to DADES Gorges where you will spend the night in a hotel with an included dinner and breakfast. Between Ouarzazate and DADES, we will pass by the Valley of roses in KELAAT M’GOUNA, a famous place for an annual roses festival
We will head toward Merzouga. On the way, we will stop for a panoramic photo near the picturesque town of Tinghir in the middle of a large palm oasis. Next, visit the famous Todra Gorge, and walk along the gorge and the river. Later, drive to Rissani which has “The fossil factory”, where you can see the many fossils that this region is rich in. Then, continue to Merzouga for the overnight.
In the morning, and after having your breakfast at the hotel, we will meet the 4×4 driver so we can have an excursion in the dunes, then have a cup of tea with Nomads in the desert, and see how they arrange to live in the desert. Later, we will go to Khamilia to enjoy Gnaoua’s performance. arrival in the small village of Merzouga at the foot of the white sand dunes, In the afternoon, we will have camel rides to the camp in the desert, the camp – accommodation has comfortable beds, individual showers, and toilets. At night, we will have a Moroccan dinner, enjoy playing drums around the fire, and listen to songs by Berbers in the desert. In addition, enjoy the stars in the clear sky.
Overnight in the camp.َّ
We will wake up with the first rays of the sun to see the sunrise over the stunning and silent sand dunes. This moment will become one of your most vivid impressions of Morocco!
After breakfast, the departure towards Fez. It is one of the longest journeys, around 7hrs drive excluding stops, but with the change of landscapes, we will enjoy the time.
On the way, we will run through the gorge and the valley of the Ziz River, it is one of the longest valleys in Africa. Lunch stop in Midelt then continues our journey. In the vicinity of Ifrane, we will be able to admire the majestic Atlas cedars and feed the wild monkeys on our way to Azrou. The monkeys are friendly, they like when someone feeds them. We will stop at Ifrane which has a European nature and climate, parks with lakes and chalets, a ski resort, and an abundance of snow in winter giving the town the nickname “Moroccan Switzerland”. After 1hr, we will arrive at Fez for the overnight.
We will do sightseeing in the cultural and religious capital of the Kingdom. You will plunge into the magical atmosphere of a medieval oriental city, walk along the crooked and narrow streets of the ancient Medina, and get acquainted with the numerous historical and architectural monuments that adorned the former capital of the Kingdom of the Sultans from the Merinid and Alaouite dynasties. Most of these monuments are excellent examples of the Moorish architectural style. You will visit the Bu Inanya mosque, see the madrassas (Muslim universities), Nejarin square, and the fountain. you will find yourself in the handicraft quarters, where leather and pottery craftsmen work according to the technology they inherited from their grandfathers and great-grandfathers, whose secrets are carefully transferred from generation to generation. Then we will continue to the Jewish quarter that is still present now. It shows the co-existence of the 2 communities, Muslims and Jewish.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Meknes one of the imperial cities. We will have a short tour of the city and then continue to Volubilis which is around 45 minutes drive from Meknes. We will visit the ruins of the city of Volubilis(UNESCO world heritage) which was founded in the 40s BC. It is one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman era in North Africa. The ruins are vast in area and spread among picturesque green fields. It has impressive administrative buildings, palaces, and baths with beautiful mosaics. Afterward, head toward Chefchaouen (the blue city). It is one of the most picturesque and photogenic towns in the world. You will have time on your own.
Overnight in Chefchaouen.
After your breakfast, we will take a walk along its quiet streets, where life flows unhurriedly, which has not changed at all over the past centuries, and admire the panorama of the city from the observation deck on the mountain. You will have free time for independent walks and shopping. Afterward, we will drive to Akchour waterfall and enjoy the beautiful view from the mountains. in the afternoon we will visit the Spanish mosque, and also enjoy the sunset that looks amazing in that place during the evening.
Today, we will leave the blue city and drive to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. It is one of the imperial cities in the country. We will explore the most attractions in the city. Oudaya, the old medina, Shalla, and Hassan tower. Later, transfer to Casablanca. We will vist Hassan II mosque. Then, transfer to your hotel. free time on your own.
Overnight in Casablanca.
You will have time on your own before the transfer to the Airport for your flight back to your country
Here’s the night-by-night plan for your 12-Day Tour From Marrakech:
- 3 nights in Marrakech
- 1 night in Ouarzazate or Dades valley
- 2 nights in the Moroccan desert (Erg Chebbi dunes)
- 2 nights in Fez
- 2 nights in Chefchaouen (the blue city)
- 1 night in Casablanca
All prices are in EUR (€) per person:
- General price: €1690.00 per person for a group of 10 travelers or more.
- For a private tour:
- 1 Traveler : €3690.00
- 2 Travelers : €2380.00 PP
- 4 Travelers : €2170.00 PP
- 6 Travelers : €1890.00 PP
- Group of 10 PAX or more : €1690.00 PP
- Children under 6 years old travel for free.
- Children under 12 years old receive a 50% discount.
- Children 12 years and older will be charged the adult rate.395.00
- Pick up from the airport, lodging… in Marrakech
- Transportation in comfortable air conditioned car 4×4, Mini-van…
- Multilingual driver/guide
- Fuel and anythings linked to the car and driver
- 11 nights in good accommodations including luxury desert camp
- Camel rides to reach the desert camp in Merzouga
- 11 Breakfasts
- 3 diners (Dades and desert)
- 2 lunches (Atlas mountains and desert)
- Private guided tour in Marrakech and Fes
- 4×4 excursion in desert
- Trekking in Atlas Mountains
- Drop off in your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech
- Flight tickets
- Entrance fees
- Personal expenses
Merzouga (Desert Hotel):
Blue city (Chefchaouen):
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